Library News

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If you have received an email from the library regarding your items on hold, your items are ready at our new curbside hold pickup area in the underground parking garage.  

Contact-free curbside hold pickup (only for customers who have been notified via email) is being piloted three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Staff placing books in cars will be wearing face masks to help protect our customers and each other. We encourage our curbside pickup customers to wear masks to help protect the health of our library staff and community. 

We are contacting customers individually as their items are ready for curbside pickup in our underground parking garage.

All return bins at the main library are open for book returns 24/7.
A new return bin in the parking lot is available Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Larger items that do not fit in the bins will not be accepted at this time; due dates have been extended until June 15.  

It will take longer for an item to show as returned in your account as items are not checked in until after a quarantined period. Fines will not accrue while the library is closed. 

The library building remains closed to the public. All offsite book

The library building may be closed, but the library is open, online 24/7. In addition to great books, movies and music to listen, read and watch from home, the library is also bringing programs to you. Check our program guide for upcoming virtual programs, then register to sign up and find out how to connect to enjoy online programs:

In this climate of uncertainty and crisis, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for the answers you need. Circumstances and information are changing daily. Our librarians will regularly update these pages to help you find the information you need for up-to-date support and resources.


Information for Unemployed Individuals

Unemployed due to COVID-19? We're here to direct you to the resources you need.



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Information for Small Businesses

It’s hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on small businesses. Get information for your business, from the local to the federal level.

Request your card today and start reading, watching, listening and learning online.

Access the library from your home and conveniently stream or download something to read, watch or listen to. There are thousands of books, movies, music and more to choose from beginning at Here is a guide to help find:  

eBooks and audiobooks: Use hoopla and cloudLibrary

TV, comics, movies and music: Use hooplakanopy, Acorn TV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses.

Magazines and newspapers: Use rbdigital, Flipster and pressreader

Questions? Chat with usemail us or schedule a virtual appointment with us.

Welcome to our new online resources page for families, early childhood, kids, tweens and teens. Each week, you'll find an updated list of resources for you to explore each week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Visit our online resources page for youths and their families.

We are living in a historic moment. The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps one of those events that change or mark a generation. Recognizing the importance and unique opportunity for us to document experiences and collective memories while we are living through uncertain times together, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites local community members to share their stories, artifacts and any form of artistic or creative expression about living during the pandemic. The goal of the Arlington Heights COVID-19 Story Project is to create a library collection that will enable our community and future generations to learn about the resilience of Arlington Heights. The library aims to create a permanent historic

Reading from home? Let us recommend a curated list of eBooks, eAudiobooks and more you can download from home. For adults, kids or teens! Fill out a Book Me form today and one of our staff members will send you your personalized recommendations:

Stuck at home? Sign-up for an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card online to access thousands of eBooks, digital magazines, movies and more.  

If you live in the library's service area and do not have an AHML library card, you can now register online for a digital card.  
You can use your card right away to check out eBooks, access library databases and online learning resources, as well as reserve books, DVDs and more. 
The library is currently closed (through at least April 30; check our website for updates). You can pick up your physical card after we reopen.

Please be sure to bring ID with proof of your name and current address to the Checkout Desk after the library reopens. For

Working, learning or teaching from home? There are several free services that can aid in social distancing, working remotely and communicating online. Popular learning platform Treehouse offers a free 28-minute video How to Work Remotely: The Most Successful Habits and Skills to Put Into Practice. Here are a few popular services along with instructions for using them: 

Skype: Microsoft’s cross-compatible text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating across different types of devices. Tutorial Skype support 

Google HangoutsGoogle’s chat and video platform. Best for communicating to others with Google or Gmail accounts. Tutorial Hangouts support